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behold, a spirit takes him, and he suddenly cries out; and it tears him with foaming, and hardly departs from him, bruising him. And I entreated thy dis- 40 ciples to cast him out; and they could not.

And Jesus answering said: O faithless and per- 41 verse generation, how long shall I be with you, and bear with you? Bring hither thy son. And while 42 he was yet coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and gave him back to his father. And all were amazed at the mighty power 43 of God.

But while all were wondering at all things which

Jesus did, he said to his disciples: Do ye let these 44 words sink into your ears; for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men. But they un- 45 derstood not this saying, and it was hidden from them, that they perceived it not; and they feared to ask him concerning that saying.

And there arose in them the thought, which of 46 them was greatest. And Jesus, perceiving the 47 thought of their heart, took a child and set him by him, and said to them: Whoever shall receive this 48 child in my name receives me; and whoever shall receive me, receives him that sent me; for he that is least among you all, the same is great.

And John answering said: Master, we saw one 49

V. 46. or, there arose a dispute among them

casting out devils in thy name; and we forbade him, 50 because he follows not with us. And Jesus said to him: Forbid him not; for he that is not against us is for us.


And it came to pass, when the days were being completed that he should be received up, he stead52 fastly set his face to go to Jerusalem. And he sent messengers before his face; and they went and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready 53 for him. And they did not receive him, because his 54 face was directed toward Jerusalem. And his dis

ciples, James and John, seeing it said: Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from 55 heaven, and consume them, as also Elijah did? And he turned, and rebuked them, and said: Ye know 56 not of what spirit ye are. And they went to another village.


And as they were going in the way, a certain one said to him, I will follow thee whithersoever thou 58 goest. And Jesus said to him: The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man has not where he may lay his head.


And he said to another, Follow me. But he said: Lord, permit me first to go and bury my father. 60 And he said to him: Let the dead bury their own dead; but do thou go and announce the kingdom of God.

V. 55. or, Know ye not

And another also said: I will follow thee, Lord; 61 but first permit me to bid farewell to those in my house. And Jesus said to him: No one, having 62 put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.



X. AFTER these things the Lord appointed also 1 seventy others, and sent them two and two before his face, into every city and place, whither he himself was about to come. And he said to them: The 2 harvest indeed is great, but the laborers are few. Pray therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.. Go your ways; 3 behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. Carry neither purse, nor bag, nor sandals; and salute no one by the way. And into whatever house 5 ye enter, first say: Peace be to this house. And if a son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it; and if not, it shall return to you. And in that 7 house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give; for the laborer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. And whatever city ye enter 8 and they receive you, eat what is set before you; and 9 heal the sick that are therein, and say to them: The kingdom of God has come nigh unto you. But 10 whatever city ye enter and they receive you not, go out into the streets of the same, and say: Even the 11

V. 7. or, as they have

dust of your city that cleaves to our feet, we wipe off to you; yet know this, that the kingdom of 12 God has come nigh. I say to you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city.


Woe to thee, Chorazin! Woe to thee, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they would long ago have repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon 15 in the judgment, than for you. And thou, Caper

naum, that art exalted to heaven, shalt be brought down to the underworld.

16 He that hears you, hears me; and he that rejects you, rejects me; and he that rejects me, rejects him that sent me.


And the seventy returned with joy, saying: Lord, 18 even the devils are subject to us in thy name. And

he said to them: I beheld Satan fall as lightning 19 from heaven. Behold, I have given you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall hurt you. 20 But yet, rejoice not in this, that the spirits are subject to you; but rejoice, that your names are written in heaven.


In that hour he rejoiced in spirit, and said: I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven aud earth, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to babes; yea, 0,

Father, that so it seemed good in thy sight. All 22 things are delivered to me by my Father; and no one knows who the Son is but the Father, and who the Father is but the Son, and he to whom the Son is pleased to reveal him.

And turning to the disciples, he said privately: 23 Happy are the eyes that behold what ye are beholding. For say to you, that many prophets 24 and kings desired to see what ye are beholding, and saw not, and to hear what ye are hearing, and heard not.

And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, tempting 25 him, saying: Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said to him, What is written in 26 the law? How readest thou? And he answering 27 said: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself. And he said to him: Thou hast answer- 28 ed right. This do, and thou shalt live. But he, 29 desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus: Who then is my neighbor?

And Jesus answering said: A certain man was 30 going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance a certain priest was going down 31 that way; and seeing him, he passed by on the other

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